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Acer Aspire ES1-331

Acer Aspire ES1-331 4 Core Intel Pentium 1.6GHz 2GB 32GB Flash 13.3" Laptop

4 Intel Pentium 1.6GHz 2GB Aug 2015
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6 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of many processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331 range from 1.7GB to 32GB. The Aspire ES1-331 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Acer Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Acer portable PCs and also specifically for Acer many processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases Acer had good ratings.

SSD Storage Media

The Aspire ES1-331 has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all many processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

The Aspire ES1-331 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think the HP EliteBook 755 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire ES1-331 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This Acer portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. Portable PCs of this type and age processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Very Light

The weights of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 980g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.4kg. At only 1.5 kilograms, the Acer Aspire ES1-331 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire ES1-331.

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15 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire ES1-331 have on-board graphics adapter burst frequencys of between 640MHz and 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 800MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of only 700 megahertz, the Acer Aspire ES1-331 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter burst frequencys amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

The Aspire ES1-331 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire ES1-331 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

Other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the HP EliteBook 755 which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire ES1-331 range from 32GB to 2.2TB. The Acer Aspire ES1-331 has one of the smallest total storage capacitys (only 32 gigabytes) amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago, the internal memory of the Aspire ES1-331 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average internal memory of many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331 is 8.3GB.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite L50-C (4GB and higher rated).

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Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the Acer Aspire ES1-331 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire ES1-331. Across all the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire ES1-331 the display diagonals range from 11" to 18".

If this Acer portable PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Satellite L50-C (15.6"), or the C55 (15.6") both from Toshiba which is also higher rated.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

The Aspire ES1-331 has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 1.6 gigahertz) amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire ES1-331 the processor frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz.

We compared all the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite L50-C is also worth considering.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Acer Aspire ES1-331 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Across all many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331 the best processor family is Intel Core i7 and the worst is Intel Celeron.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Aspire ES1-331 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do not have a touchscreen.

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a touchscreen including the HP Pro which also has a higher rating.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The Aspire ES1-331 is a three number of battery cells notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Aspire ES1-331 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Very Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331 have processor boost frequencys of between 1.8GHz and 4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.1GHz. The Aspire ES1-331 has one of the slower processor boost frequencys (only 2.4 gigahertz) amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331 have one USB 2.0 ports quantity, including the Acer Aspire ES1-331 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The Aspire ES1-331 has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11n wi-Fi standards found on most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

An 802.11a wi-Fi standards is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331.

The best Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of portable PC is 802.11n.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire ES1-331

Released Over a Year Ago

This Acer laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 5.5 hours, the Aspire ES1-331 has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire ES1-331.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Execution Units
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Boot Technology Version
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Boot
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

User Reviews

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Reviewed 5 January 2016 by RDO

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Worked fine with my MSI 61M- 31 8 motherboard that had bios version 3.0 on it. Working with Vmware ESXI home server. Working with Corsair CM 8G 3 1 1600 11 memory
Impressive for dual core, I normally get amd products but after really looking into intels more you get a litle more power
Cheap, benchmarks well in single-threaded apps, energy efficient, snappy performance
Inexpensive
Low Temp
Does not support storage passthrough to client machines but that is well documented on Intel's website
Not that I can think of
Nothing really, maybe a better cpu fan design for intel's stock cpu coolers
Not really a con, but I think for some users, the "celeron" name is an automatic turn-off. That's too bad because the new celeries are really nice cpu's for day-to-day use (like web browsing, email, s
Not for gaming except old ones. T 2 runs great but Battlefield 3 is unplayable 4 threads required

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers es1331p8, acer 150, acer 150m, es1331p8x, es1331p8xu, acer 150mb, acer 150mbs
Barcodes 04713392229176

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